These New World epiphytic plants are great fun. They are one of the many genera of Bromeliads. Native to regions stretching from the Southern US down to South America, these plants attach to tree trunks, branches, posts, fences or anything they can find. Most do not live in the ground. They live off of natural rainfall or humidity and are not harmful to the hosting plant/tree. All will flower. Flower color on these plants is blue. They blossom in either the spring or summer.
We have multiple varieties. Most growers divide plants into single plants and sell them one at a time. The plants on sale are clusters (natural) of ten to twenty individual plants. And, we’re putting them on sale! These are very old clusters. You can put them on a piece of bark, wood or whatever you want. Or, hang them from a fence or mount them to a tree trunk. Obviously, these photos were taken during the blossoming period.